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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Inclusion of autonomous institutions under CGHS

Inclusion of autonomous institutions under CGHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  293
ANSWERED ON  16.12.2014

Inclusion of autonomous institutions under CGHS

293           DR. T.N. SEEMA
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to sat ate :-
*293. DR. T. N. SEEMA:

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) Whether Government has received proposals from various autonomous institutions including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Employees' Provident Fund Organization regarding inclusion of their employees under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS);


(b) If so, the details thereof and the response of Government thereto;

(c) Whether a number of States and Union Territories still do not have even a single CGHS dispensary, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(d) Whether Government has failed to expand CGHS facilities in the country due
to severe financial and other resource constraints; and

(e) If so, the details thereof and the reaction of Government thereto?

ANSWER
      
ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (e): A statement is laid on the Table of the House

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 293* FOR 16TH DECEMBER, 2014

The Government has been receiving proposals from time to time from the various Autonomous bodies including Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan for inclusion of their employees under the Central Government Health Scheme. The serving employees of Employee’s Provident Fund Organization are covered under CGHS in Delhi and those of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangthan are covered under CGHS in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Bangalore.

CGHS is primarily meant for the Central Government Employees receiving their salary from the central Civil Estimates of Government of India. Consequently employees of Central PSUs and autonomous organizations are not entitled per se to CGHS benefits. The Committee of Secretaries in its meeting dated 23rd December 2008 took a decision that CGHS would not be extended to any new organizations since the performance of CGHS had started deteriorating under the ever increasing work load and dwindling resources. The ministry has, therefore, been regretting requests received from various autonomous organizations for extension of CGHS facilities to their employees and pensioners.

At present, 25 cities are covered under CGHS as per details placed at Annexure. Recently, a proposal was mooted to open at least one dispensary in the Capital city of each state where there was no CGHS facility. It has been approved by the Department of Expenditure and orders have been issued on 19.11.2014 to open the dispensary in these cities, namely: Raipur, Shimla, Itanagar, Aizawl, Agartala, Imphal, Kohima, Gangtok, Panaji, Gandhi Nagar and Puducherry.

Annexure
Details of CGHS Wellness Centres according to different systems of medicine


Sl. No.
State / U.T.
City
Allopathic Dispensaries
AYUSH
1
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
1
0
2
Uttarakhand
Dehradun
2
0
3
Delhi
Delhi/NCR
94
36
4
Jammu & Kashmir
Jammu
2
0
5
Rajasthan
Jaipur
7
2


6



Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad
7
2
Kanpur
9
3
Lucknow
9
3
Meerut
6
2
7
Bihar
Patna
5
2
8
Meghalaya
Shillong
2
0
9
Assam
Guwahati
5
1
10
West Bengal
Kolkata
18
4
11
Jharkhand
Ranchi
3
0
12
Odisha
Bhubaneshwar
3
1

13

Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal
2
0
Jabalpur
4
0
14
Gujarat
Ahmedabad
8
2

15

Maharashtra
Mumbai
26
5
Nagpur
11
3
Pune
9
3
16
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad
13
6
17
Karnataka
Bengaluru
10
4
18
Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram
3
2
19
Tamil Nadu
Chennai
14
4
Total
273
85

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